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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 19, 2019 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick Dale Lives

I recently saw the first of those films . An interesting pop culture crossroads artifact . Surfing, "beatniks," motorcycle gangs, a bit of tiki culture, and Dick Dale .
It is funny how they made sure to cast gals who would look good in bikinis, while the guys look sort of like average guys , except Dick who was a real surfer . Like the Elvis movies, they become more painful as they go on, but this first one is time capsule of that pre-British Invasion pop scene .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 19, 2019 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick Dale Lives

Sally Fields didn't surf?

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Mar 19, 2019 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick Dale Lives

Did it have Jody McCrea as Deadhead in it? He was in most of them. Stevie Wonder was in one too. Don Rickles ran a Muscle Beach Camp in another. Morey Amsterdam and a gorilla in another one.

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Mar 20, 2019 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick Dale Lives

Yup, Jody was in the group. I find the music from his mermaid romance especially relaxing for some reason. But then my collecting all of the movies, including 'Sergent Deadhead" , on VHS suggests I was warped before my late 60's chemical "experimentations".
And the one where Frankie explains what its like out on the waves must have been written by someone who knew. Few places on this planet are as real as beyond the sand bar with some 3 to 5 foot waves.

Spoiler alert; Jody does not play the lead in the Sergent Deadhead movie. Frankie somehow get the title.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Mar 20, 2019 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick Dale Lives

Buster Keaton and the witch doctor's daughter